Assorted links from the past couple of weeks!
(I kinda dislike that this way of rounding up links has become a regular feature rather than me just posting links when I come across them like before – if you have any opinion on which way is the better please feel free to share it!)
Not relating specifically to the types of music usually posted on here, but Ask A Korean! has started a new music related series with an introductory post I found very interesting: 50 Most Influential K-Pop Artists Series: Introduction & Brief History
Shawn Despres has made an interview with this month’s MAP artist – ruleless trio National Pigeon Unity – and written a great article for Groove Korea: National Pigeon Unity.
Janet offers a chance to learn more on recent KMA winners Guckkasten over at make-shift cartology: group overview: Guckkasten [국카스텐]
Although linked previously, while on the theme of band introductions I’m stealing this opportunity to once again plug my article with metalcore band Noeazy for London Korean Links: A meeting with Noeazy. If you know Korean you can read the raw material for the article at the GMC site
For further language practice, sarangingayo has a Portugese translation of the recent 10 interview with Lucid Fall: [ENTREVISTA] Músico de indie e rock Lucid Fall. And Chopstick Yeti offers a bit on TV Yellow in French: TV Yellow
refresh_daemon has shared his thoughts on another bunch of albums over at Init_Music. Generously accompanied by music videos (when possible) these reviews are great reads, as always:
– Inbox: 3rd Line Butterfly – Nine Days or a Million
– Replay: Crying Nut – Crying Nut
– Inbox: Crying Nut – 불.편.한.파.티.
– Inbox: Misty Blue – 2/4 Sentimental Story Tell(h)er – 여름, 행운의 지휘
– Replay: Who Are You – Music from the Motion Picture
– Inbox: 우리는 속옷도 생겼고 여자도 늘었다네 – 우리는 속옷도 생겼고 여자도 늘었다네
Janet has shared her thoughts on a couple of Pastel releases at make-shift cartology:
– Donawhale vol.2 – Dive To Blue
– Siamese Flowers
The latter is a great compilation with artists from Pastel Music and UK label Robot! Records that I’ve reviewed myself some years ago. It was supposed to get a European release too, but chances of that ever happening are pretty slim now, I guess.
1 night 2 days fansubs has reposted a live report from a Hot Potato concert: Hot Potato’s Indie Series Concert. No photos from the concert then, but now they offer some from another recent Hot Potato concert: Hot Potato’s guerilla concert photos (100418)
Through K Bites we can learn that Jaurim‘s vocalist Kim Yuna is preparing to release her third full length album: Jaurim Kim YoonAh reveals preview track ‘Tokyo Blues’ to upcoming 3rd solo album. I’m very fond of her previous solo works (夜想曲 from her second album in particular) and even more excited about this than I would be for another Jaurim album. A digital single showing off new track 도쿄블루스 was released on April 15.
Omona They Didn’t has introduced its community members to The Romantic Movement: The Romantic Movement Seoul-A Korean Short Film Web Series
I’ve tweeted about Part 1 and Part 2 of My Bloody Valentine before, as none other than my favorite Tearliner has made the music for it. The episodes are all lovely though, and the webisodes largely entertaining.
And while on the subject of tweets, if you’re already following me on Twitter (or keeping up via Facebook, for that matter) you may have seen my enthusiasm for D-24 of Galaxy Express Wild 30. In case you didn’t figure it out already, the video above shows Galaxy Express at the noraebang, singing Galaxy Express song Jungle The Black. Without a doubt the most fantastic noraebang performance I’ve ever seen, and one of the most entertaining videos I’ve come across so far this year.
It does seem like a lot of work to collect all these links. You probably don’t need to link my reviews, since you have a link to my blog on your “recommended links”.
Another way of handling it is to create some form or setup where you can have readers submit links (with accompanying description) and then you can just edit, accept or reject the link and publish it as you go.
Just a couple other ways you can do this. I think, since this is your hobby, it should be fun for you. If it stops being fun for you, then you shouldn’t do it. Although the link roundup is a good resource–maybe it’s something else you can offer to another reader to take care of in the future?
Since the original purpose of Indieful ROK was to collect links to various k-indie related material in English online (hence the “something of a blog aggregator”) I’ll definitely keep linking. That includes your reviews, unless of course you don’t actually want them linked ^^
And I do think it’s a lot of fun, it’s just that I’ve become a bit lazy. Rather than writing a post as soon as something interesting comes along like I used to, I just star the item in Google Reader or post the link on Twitter/Facebook – which is where I look when I compile these roundup posts.
So the questions is more like, as a reader do you prefer longer posts with lots of links (not necessarily on any particular theme) or would you rather have somewhat continuous updates?
A setup for readers to suggests links was a nice idea btw! I should look into moving away from blogspot when I have the time, and then I’ll most likely add something of the kind.
In that case, I think I’m perfectly open to seeing a continuous stream of bite-sized links, since a long article of links takes a bit of time to read through. If that’s easier for you. I don’t know how others feel.
I like your update style, it’s consistent and easy-to-follow.
But I second that links to my site really aren’t necessary. To be honest, it makes me feel like I am kind of riding on your coattails.
I was thinking to ask you this since a few weeks ago, but you can actually just omit links to my reviews and overviews. I feel like it’s extra trouble for you when there are more important updates and it would just make me feel better to omit links to my reviews/overviews. So, yeah…lol
Oh, I’m sorry to hear that! I like your reviews and think your overviews could be of great help to people looking to find out (more) about artists in need of more exposure – just the kind of material I love linking here :)
I’ll hold off the links from now on then, but please let me know if you change your mind!
Do whatever is easiest for you, Anna!
But I do like the individual updates, especially when readers leave comments on a particular entry; I swoop in hoping for extra info, or just the fun music talk. :D
I really like those links posts. So as long as you keep them, the way you do it doesn’t really matter to me ^^ You should do what you feel more comfortable with. After all blogging is supposed to be fun :)
I’d vote for links posts just like this, if you continue to have the time. Keep it up ^^.